Upcoming Friends Events

Join the Friends of the Daura Gallery on our trip to the VMFA in Richmond!

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, and the 12th Fine Arts & Flowers

Thursday, Nov. 6
Leave from Daura Gallery at 8 a.m.
Cost for friends: $66 (VMFA members $50)

Not a friend? Join now! or pay $75 ($59 for non-Friends who are VMFA members).

Cost includes transportation, a 3-course seated luncheon, and a ticket to the Forbidden City exhibit.

Forbidden City image

 

Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the generaly public, and will provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Featured works include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures, and fine decorative arts such as bronzes, lacquerware, and jade. A number of interior designs modeled on the inner quarters of the Palace will provide a close-up and tangible experience to visitors. 3-D virtual technology and architectural features will offer visitors an immersive experience, as if pasing through the Forbidden City during the height of its glory and splendor. Watch a short video about this upcoming exhibit.

 

Fine Arts Flowers imageThe 12th Fine Arts & Flowers

Features floral interpretations of masterpieces from the permanent collection, presented by members of The Garden Club of Virginia, the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia. This four-day fundraising exhibition combines fine art with floral mastery for a dazzling exhibition of beauty and creativity.

 

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